Pleased to meet BOO! Little Nightmares out April 28th

What I dig so much about Little Nightmares [official site] is that the nightmares aren’t little – you are. Vast hands emerge from the shadows on snaking arms. Clammy chefs bloated like drowned corpses reach for you cowering under tables. A sea of shoes. The world of Tarsier Studios’ puzzle-platformer looks dreadful in the most wonderful way. Adam will tell you it’s pleasing to play too, or at least the preview version he played was. The rest of us will finally get to venture into its undersea dollhouse soon-ish, as Little Nightmares now has a release date: April 28th.

Here’s an unpleasant new trailer:

And here are some words from Adam’s preview:

“Little Nightmares is far from the Burtonesque blend of gothic whimsy and dark fairytale that I thought it might be. If it succeeds, and on the slight evidence I’ve seen it has every chance of succeeding handsomely (and grotesquely), it might well do so by showing us a child’s eye view of very real horror. Not just childhood fears manifested, like the clown under the bed, but the terror of the world reduced to elements that might stick in a child’s mind. The knowing that something is wrong with a scene or a sight or a person, but not having the knowledge or experience to know why that is.”

Little Nightmares is coming to Steam and GOG on April 28th, priced at £15.99/19,99€/$19.99. It’s published by Bandai Namco.

2 Comments

  1. Snowskeeper says:

    That man just stuck a child into a fish’s head.

    This is a very strange game; I want it.

  2. Ghostwise says:

    FWIW the image’s title attribute is declared as a “little” attribute, thus depriving millions upon millions of Alice O’Connor fans of their little rollover caption smile.

    Can we save these people ? Will we save these people ? Do these people even deserve to be saved ? Now that I think of it yeah, prolly not. They may well be the sort of guys who keep buying GTA V. Screw ’em and the bus they rode in in.